Dear Colleagues: I’m pleased to announce that Pauline Maki, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs with the University of Illinois
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 Pauline Maki, PhD
 Pauline Maki, PhD
 

Dear Colleagues:

I’m pleased to announce that Pauline Maki, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs with the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her role became effective June 1, following the retirement of William E. Walden, PhD.

Dr. Maki will lead the central office that serves the faculty at all four campuses of UI COM – Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana.

Dr. Maki serves as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Obstetrics and Gynecology and as Associate Director for the Center for Research on Women and Gender. 

Dr. Maki received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1994. She received post-graduate training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the dementias of aging and at the National Institute on Aging in neuroimaging. In 1999, she joined the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Aging. In 2002, she joined the faculty at UI COM.

She is a clinical neuroscientist with 25 years of experience leading a program of NIH-funded research in women’s mental and cognitive health and directs the Women’s Mental Health Research Program in the department of Psychiatry. Dr. Maki is a renowned researcher in the field of women’s health and has extensive past and current NIH funding. She is also an expert in the field of HIV focus on cognition, brain imaging, mental health, and sex differences. She has published more than 180 articles in  peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Maki is actively involved in faculty mentorship and faculty committees at both the department and college level, including promotion and tenure. She currently serves as co-Principal Investigator of the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) NIH-funded K12 to support junior faculty pursuing careers in women’s health and sex differences research. She co-leads the UIC COM Faculty Academic Advance for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (FAAC-DEI), and serves on the UIC COM Executive Committee. She completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Maki to her new role.

Regards,
Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Dean